Policy Basics is a series of reports that provide background on the state budget, taxation, programs, and services in Montana and Indian Country. These explainers give the information needed to understand how our government works and equips readers with the tools required to conduct research, make decisions and advocate for policies that make our communities stronger, protect our land, and make our tax system fair and equitable.
Montana’s property tax system provides important funding for education through our local schools, infrastructure, like our roads and bridges, and other local services, like fire protection. Elected...Read more
In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in response to a high number of American Indian children being removed from their homes and placed with families outside their community....Read more
MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.